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Joseph Earle Stewart donates more than 4,000 books

Posted by on Friday, August 20, 2010 in News, Summer 2010.

Nashville’s Joseph Earle Stewart has donated his library of more than 4,000 books, many in languages other than English, to Vanderbilt. Stewart, a scholar in theology, philosophy, language and psychology who has a quarter-century association with Vanderbilt, collected his library during his years of travel, study and teaching abroad. The collection includes Daumelinchen ein Marchen (Thumbelina) by Hans Christian Andersen, Aus den Tiefen des Weltmeeres (From the Depths of the World Sea) from the German Deep-Sea Expedition of 1898, and Milton’s Paradise Lost.